Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kentucky coach John Calipari and assistant Orlando Antigua spent part of Tuesday visiting Chris Walker, the 6-foot-9 forward from Bonifay (Fla.) Holmes County.
Walker said no official scholarship offer was made but that Calipari expressed his strong interest in recruiting him.
“They didn’t offer but they said I’m one of the top guys they [are] recruiting and that they are coming back,” he said by text.
He added that it “felt good” that they came to his school.
Walker recently backed off a Nov. 15 college announcement, in part because he was awaiting an offer from Kentucky.
Walker told SNY.tv he is considering UCLA, Kentucky, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas, Florida, Florida State, UConn, Memphis, Baylor and Oklahoma State.
He has recently visited Florida and Florida State, and will likely hit Kansas for Late Night in the Phog Oct. 14. He also hopes to trip to Ohio State.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.